Mayors, 1948-present

A new Freeholders Charter in 1946 changed the term of the Mayor to four years. Washington State laws of 1963 changed City elections from the spring to the fall begining in 1967. Elections were to be held in odd-numbered years with terms of office beginning January 1 of the following even-numbered years. Because of the 1963 state law, the term of the 1964 mayoral race winner was extended to December 31, 1969.


Devin 
Pomeroy  Clinton 
William F. Devin
Term Began 6/1/1948
Devin 68,071, Allan Pomeroy 65,632.
Allan Pomeroy
Term Began 6/1/1952
Pomeroy 79,706, William F. Devin 76,922.
Gordon S. Clinton
Term Began 6/4/1956 & 4/6/1960
Clinton 89,111, Allan Pomeroy 80,608.
Clinton 84,274, Gordon Newell 37,897.
 Braman Miller  Uhlman 
J.D. (Dorm) Braman
Term Began 4/6/1964
Braman 95,699, John A. Cherberg 83,205.
Braman resigned March 23, 1969 to become Assistant Secretary of Urban Systems and Environment at the U.S. Department of Transporation.
Floyd C. Miller
Term Began 3/24/1969
Miller was appointed interim Mayor until a new Mayor could be elected at the November 1969 general election.
Wesley C. Uhlman
Term Began12/1/1969 & 1/1/1974
Uhlman 99,290, R. Mort Frayn 56,312.
Uhlman took office early due to Braman’s resignation.
Uhlman 97,115, Liem Tuai 91,849.
 Royer Rice  Schell 
Charles Royer
Term Began1/1/1978, 1/1/1982,& 1/1/1986
Royer 100,615, Paul Schell 75,649.
Royer 106,642, Sam Smith 34,796.
Royer 86,811, Norm Rice 49,700.
Norman B. Rice
Term Began1/1/1990 & 1/1/1994
Rice 99,699, Douglas Jewett 75,446.
Rice 119,695, David Stern 63,461.
Paul Schell
Term Began 1/1/1998
Schell 106,414, Charlie Chong 81,683.
 Nickles Mike McGinn   
Greg Nickels
Term Began1/1/2002 & 1/1/2006
Nickels 86,403, Mark Sidran 83,245.
Nickels 115,257, Al Runte 62,591
Mike McGinn
Term Began 1/1/2010
McGinn 105,492, Joe Mallahan 98,302
 Ed Murray
Term Began 1/1/2014
Ed Murray* 106,384, Mike McGinn 97,935